All makes and models of tractors, gas engines, steam engines, agricultural implements and antique automobiles are welcome at our show. There is no charge for exhibiting. Membership in the Association is NOT required (although we’d love to have you join us). We’d prefer to see your entries on all four days of the show but understand that this isn’t always possible. Whether you come for a single day or the entire weekend, we will be pleased to have your exhibits as a part of our show.
Our 2018 Show features Orphans, Oddballs and Garden Tractors. We also host a gathering of Antique Autos (1900-1935).
Early registration runs through Wednesday, August 15, and is highly recommended. For your convenience, we offer both online early registration and a downloadable registration form. Please note that you will still need to check in at the museum office when you arrive at the fairgrounds.
Exhibitors who register by August 15 will be eligible to win one of two $25 Visa gift cards. We must receive your completed paper or online form by 6 PM on August 18 for you to be eligible. Officers and Directors of the Association are ineligible. Winners will be chosen at random at 4 PM on Friday, August 31. Check the bulletin board in the Museum Office to see if you’ve won. You don’t need to be present at the drawing to win; however you do need to attend the show. To claim your gift card, present a valid ID at the Museum Office. Any unclaimed gift cards will be awarded by a second drawing at 10 AM on Sunday, September 2.
After August 15, please register in person at the Agricultural Museum Office. Registration hours are:
Wednesday, August 29: 1-4 PM
Thursday, August 30: 1-5 PM
Friday, September 31: 9 AM- Noon and 2-5:30 PM
Saturday, September 2: 9 AM-Noon
Sunday, September 3: 10 AM-Noon
Monday, September 4: 10 AM-Noon
If you register early, wristbands will be enclosed with your confirmation letter. If you choose to register at the show, you will receive your wristbands when you register at the Museum. These wristbands, which are to be worn at all times, grant the wearer access to the showgrounds all weekend.
Set up for the 2018 show begins on Wednesday, August 31.
Please enter the showgrounds via the main gate on 12th Avenue North. If you have pre-registered, the attendant on duty will direct you to your reserved exhibit site. If you have not pre-registered, the attendant will direct you to the Museum for registration. If there is no attendant on duty, please visit the Museum Office during registration hours.
Please double check to ensure that you are setting up in the correct location. Many sites are reserved for exhibitors who pre-registered and we would hate to have to ask you to move .
On-site camping is available on a first come basis.
Exhibitors are not charged camping fees for Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday night. Early arrivals are changed a daily $20 camping fee from the time they hook up to water and electricity up until to Friday evening. No charge for primitive camping.
Exhibitors are permitted to camp with their exhibits provided space is available. Space is limited and is assigned at on a first come, first served basis. If you must camp with your exhibits, pre-registration is highly recommended.
Vehicles and utility trailers that are not used for display or are a necessary part of your camping facilities should be parked in the trailer area.
In 2018 we will debut a new parade route and procedure. Details will be announced in the coming months.
Loud and/or prolonged noise should be avoided between the hours of 10 PM and 6 AM.
During show hours, the speed limit on the grounds is 10 MPH. Pedestrians always have the right of way.
When possible, we encourage exhibitors to park their vehicles in the Reserved Parking area located behind the Village Schoolhouse. This frees up room in the Exhibition Area and makes the showgrounds more pedestrian friendly.
Awards will be given out on Sunday, September 3. Only registered equipment is eligible for judging. You must display a numbered Entry Card (provided in your registration packet) on your equipment.
EXHIBITOR APPRECIATION DRAWING
As a token of our gratitude to exhibitors who stay until the end of the show, we will be giving away two $50 Visa gift cards. The drawing will take place at the Museum at 4 PM on Monday, September 4. Must be present to win. Officers and Directors of the Association are ineligible.
COMMUNITY WORSHIP SERVICE
A non-denominational worship service is held on Sunday at 9 AM in the Chapel in Antique Village.
On Saturday through Monday, breakfast is served from 7-9 AM at the Ruth Butler Building.
A variety of food is available for purchase on the fairgrounds. Our popular Pie Sale is held in the Indoor Flea Market (Miracle of Life Building). In Antique Village, the Cook Shack offers a selection of soups and sandwiches. The Ice Cream Shop serves up hand-dipped cones and floats. In the General Store you’ll find a variety of baked goods. In the exhibition area, grab an ear of our famous “steamed” corn cooked by a Port Huron steam engine.
You’ll find other food vendors on the grounds and there are several fast food and casual dining restaurants located near the showgrounds.
The showgrounds are nearly all flat and can be navigated easily. All of the buildings are handicapped accessible.
To help you get around, we have a free tractor trolley running during show hours. The route includes stops in the exhibition area, the flea market area, Antique Village, and the parking area.
Medical professionals are on the fairgrounds during show hours. For assistance, call 420-6594 or 420-6595.
LOST AND FOUND
The Lost and Found department is located in the Antique Village Infirmary.
GENERAL SAFETY POLICIES
It is the owner’s responsibility to ensure that their equipment is operated properly and safely. Check your equipment before start up.
Gasoline or other combustibles must be kept in a proper container and stored in a safe manner.
Engines must be shut down before refuelling.
Turn off fuel tank valves when parked.
Running engines or equipment must not be left unattended.
All running displays should be roped off.
No riders are allowed on tractors without fenders.
Tractors with steel lugs or cleats should not be driven on paved roads.
Steam engines are to be attended at all times while under a full head of steam.
Know where your fire extinguisher is and how to use it.
You must be at least 18 years of age to operate any equipment owned by the U.P. Steam and Gas Engine Association.
All animals shall be leased. Please pick up after your animal.
No bare feet on show grounds.
No alcoholic beverages are permitted in the exhibition areas.
We are a family friendly show. Appropriate behavior and dress are appreciated.
The U. P. Steam and Gas Engine Association reserves the right to eject from the fairgrounds any person not adhering these guidelines.